Around the League

Eight-Year MLB Outfielder Snider Signed by Ducks

Former first round draft pick joins Long Island Ducks

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 5, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks today announced the signing of eight-year Major League veteran outfielder Travis Snider. He will begin his first season with the Ducks and 13th in professional baseball.

“Travis has excelled at every level throughout his career,” said Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “He is a force both offensively and defensively, and his veteran experience will be a great addition to our clubhouse.”

Snider played at the game’s highest level from 2008 through 2015, spending time with the Toronto Blue Jays (2008-12), Pittsburgh Pirates (2012-15) and Baltimore Orioles (2015). In 630 Major League games, he totaled a .244 batting average, 54 home runs, 212 RBI, 214 runs, 435 hits, 100 doubles and 22 stolen bases. The former first round pick spent 2017 at the Triple-A level with the New York Mets and Texas Rangers organizations, posting a .296 batting average, 10 homers, 52 RBI and 26 doubles in 117 games.

The Washington native made his Major League debut on August 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium, becoming the youngest position player in MLB at the time. He collected his first big league hit and run scored off New York Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano that night and launched his first big league home run six days later off Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey. After the season, he was ranked the sixth-best prospect in baseball by the publication Baseball America. Snider would go on to become the youngest player in Blue Jays history with a two-homer game, accomplishing the feat on April 13, 2009 against Minnesota, and would post double-digit home run totals in 2010 (14) and 2014 (13).

The 30-year-old has earned a slew of honors throughout his professional career. He was selected as a Baseball America All-Star in three consecutive seasons (2006-2008) at the Rookie, Single-A and Double-A levels, respectively. The outfielder was also named a Post-Season All-Star in each of those three seasons and a Mid-Season All-Star in the latter two. In addition, he was chosen as the Short Season Player of the Year in the Appalachian League for 2006. Entering 2018, he boasts a .300 career batting average in the minor leagues with 100 homers, 472 RBI, 449 runs, 801 hits, 179 doubles and a .377 on-base percentage. Snider was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment. For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

 

###



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Browse by Month »

September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015